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2019 Itch To Stitch September Spotlight Blog Tour!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Itch to Stitch Blog Tour!  We all love the new and shiny, but what about those patterns less shared or deeper in the Itch to Stitch Pattern Catalog? This September 24 bloggers are prepared to shine a spotlight on the Itch to Stitch patterns they think deserve a little more attention. In addition to sharing great garments, there will be an exclusive discount of 25% off the featured daily patterns as well as an opportunity to enter a Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win one of two AMAZING prize packages from some generous Sponsors. Here are the Bloggers for the ITS September Spotlight Itch to Stitch Blog Tour. Please be sure to check in each day with the blog line up below for great inspiration! September 16th Sewing Vortex, mahlicadesignsKatie Sews Things,Sewing with Sarah, Flaxfield Sewing September 17th Sewsewilse, replicatethendeviate, Needles to Say, Sewing with d, madebymanagir September 18th Jot DesignsAuschick SewsitsewcolorfulSewn by Lone Septem…

Sew Long Summer: Do You Have Orange Confidence?

First sign of fall at my house is the Maple tree out front. As August fades the tips of the leaves to go pink. Before you know it, it's already time for the Sew Long Summer Blog tour! This year, I took a recent favorite of mine, the Kosice Top & Dress from Itch to Stitch Designs, combined it with a bold orange fabric and made a dress that is undeniably fall. The Fabric For my dress, I used this intense orange floral from Simply By Ti fabrics. I've had my eye on it since it came to the shop, but when it was discounted to $5/yard during the April Birthday Sale, I snapped up 3 yards. This poplin really is the perfect shirting. It's a nice weight: not light and flimsy, but not heavy at all. It's completely opaque. It sews well, presses cleanly and didn't give me any issues with fraying. The best part is that because it is 97%/3% cotton/lycra, it's totally stable and suitable for all woven shirting projects, but still has a little give to make movement comforta…

Itch to Stitch Gobi Culottes For Fall!

So what do you do when the temperature starts dropping, but you aren't ready to drop your hemline yet?
The solution is easy: Culottes. If you never thought of culottes as a trans-seasonal garment, you are missing out! They have the style of a skirt, with the ease of shorts (or pants). Itch to Stitch is releasing Gobi Culottes today and I couldn't be more excited! I particularly love the button fly and top stitching details. And, if I'm being honest, the retro 80's shape coupled with the 90's styling I've done here really makes my later-half Gen X heart sing!
Pattern Details Itch to Stitch Gobi Culottes is reminiscent of the popular pleated shorts of the 1980's, but updated with modern details that make the style sleek and relevant. The contoured yoke/waistband is fitted with pretty seams that line up with the front pleats. The back uses a center leg seam for shaping instead of a yoke or darts to keep that minimal skirt feel. There is a Shorten/Lengthen lin…

I Think I Love My New Dress: Itch to Stitch Oia Dress

Sassy. Sexy. Shapely. What more can you ask from a dress? This, my friends, is the Oia Dress from Itch to Stitch. Brand new, today for all your hot end-of-summer dates. This dress fits me like a glove with almost no adjustments. It's like we were meant to be! Pattern Details Just like the Greek village on the island of Santorini it's named for, the Oia Dress (by the way, it's pronounced Ee-yah) has some lovely and interesting architecture. The front straps are integrated into princess seams and highlighted with large grommets. The high, fitted waistband angles in just slightly hugging your rib cage and transitioning to a flattering A line skirt WITH pockets!  Design Features -Woven, drafted fronts for A, B, C, D, DD cup sizes -Front princess seams -V neck with grommets and lacing detail -Sleeveless, with wide shoulder straps -A line skirt with side seam pockets -Fully lined with machine finish at zipper -Invisible center back zipper

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